Freshman Requirements

A freshman applicant is a first time in college student who will or has graduated from high school but has not attended a college or university since high school graduation.  Students who have participated in a high school dual credit program, concurrent enrollment program or early college high school program while in high school are considered a freshman applicant.

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Assured Admission Requirements

Students who graduate in the top 30 percent of their high school class and successfully complete the requirements below will gain automatic admissions to UNT Dallas.

Students who graduate from an accredited high school and fulfill the curriculum requirements for the Recommended or Distinguished high school graduation plans (Summer 2017 and prior); Distinguished Achievement or HB5 Foundations with Endorsements high school graduation plans (Fall 2017 and later); or a curriculum equivalent in content and rigor can gain assured admissions determined by rank in class and minimum college entrance exam scores.

Admission based on Class Rank

Class Rank Old SAT (CR+M) New SAT (ERW+M) ACT

Top 30%

No minimum, but submission required No minimum, but submission required No minimum, but submission required

Admission based on Unweighted GPA

Collegiate GPA
(4.0 scale)


ACT Score

4.00 - 3.50



3.49 - 3.00



2.99 - 2.50



Do not meet automatic admissions requirements?

Students who do not meet automatic admissions requirements will be evaluated holistically by an admission committee based on:

  • SAT/ACT Scores
  • High School GPA (Unweighted 4.0 scale)
  • Academic course selection (including Honors, AP, Dual Credit and IB courses)
  • Extracurricular Activities
  • Leadership Experiences
  • Community Service
  • Special talents & awards
  • Employment history
  • Personal statement or essay
  • Two letters of recommendation (guidance counselor, college advisor, teacher, coach, employer, etc.)

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